It’s no secret that women are changing the world of tech. Take a look at Kimberly Bryant, Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls Code, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, or Gwynne Shotwell, President of SpaceX. Women continue to monumentally change the face of tech and leadership, not only in Austin, but all across the US.
In conjunction with our month of women speakers and related programming, we are excited to announce our first Women In Tech Summit on August 23rd. This afternoon long Summit will bring together the most influential, and inspiring women across verticals. Register ASAP to secure your spot.
“Capital Factory has been one of our strongest partners since day one,” said Jan Ryan, founder of Women@Austin, “They are always one of the first to raise their hand and volunteer support for our programs.”
We’re welcoming to the stage Austinites such Stephanie Breedlove founder of Care.com Homepay and Karen Quintos, VP and CCO at Dell Technologies, as well as guest VIP’s Arlan Hamilton, founder of Backstage Capital and Fran Maier, founder of Babierge and Match.com.
The afternoon will include first-hand stories from female founders and panel discussions covering workplace, raising capital, and networking. There won’t be another opportunity like this for female entrepreneurs in Austin all year!
Did we mention there were drinks and networking? Stick around to chat with your favorite speaker, and fellow attendees. Register here! And make sure to also check out our full schedule of August events celebrating women in tech.
Capital Factory jumps at every opportunity to support women entrepreneurs and innovators all year round. This month — and this event — are opportunities to highlight those activities and the leaders who make them happen.
Thank you to the all of the sponsors who stepped up to make this event possible — Aceable, Austin Woman Magazine, Babierge, Backstage Capital, CodeUp, Convey, Cratejoy, Deep Space Ventures, Dell Technologies, FF Venture Capital, Huston-Tillotson University, Hurt Family Investments, Kungfu.ai, Lontra Ventures, Mercury Fund, MetaSaaS, Next Coast Ventures, On the Dot, Shasta Ventures, Shell Investments, Signup.com, Softmatch, Stephanie Breedlove, Tastebud, Jason Seats from Techstars, True Wealth Venture Partners, Umbel, and Women@Austin.
We want Capital Factory to be the most inclusive and welcoming community for women to get involved in tech and entrepreneurship. We welcome you to join in our mission!
- Attend one of the many public events that support women in tech or start one of your own.
- Join the community and plug into our network of mentors, including many women, who you can turn to for advice and support.
- Invest in women led businesses and funds like True Wealth Ventures who have a history of backing female founders.
- Encourage a woman you know to attend the next Intro to the Austin Startup Scene or to apply for the next DivInc Accelerator.
- Find someone to be a role model or mentor to.
p.s. big props to the #Dreamteam at Capital Factory who made this happen on top of their normal jobs — Chelsea Abelman, Abba Binns, Madeline Feldman, Caroline Hyche, Kelsi Kamin, Rachann McKnight, Hayley Netherton, Paula Nguyen, Mellie Price, Areej Rabie, Kate Trumpower and Grace Vroom to name a few!